Parenthood is something that many people want at some point in their lives. This whole process starts with finding the right partner and then, together, making the decision to have a family. Once you find the right person and you start a family, all of it can be a reward on its own. For that reason, being a parent is a great gift that should not be squandered.

It does take quite a number of factors to fall into place at the right time for conception to occur. The couple should lead healthy lifestyles, not be constantly bound to stress, avoid drinking much, avoid smoking and generally must take good care of their bodies. Although a number of factors are mentioned here, that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Both parties’ reproductive systems must be in good health, and function normally biologically.

It is advisable that women go for regular smear tests to ensure that there are no abnormalities and that their reproductive system is in good health. Men should also go for regular tests such as prostate exams. If you are planning on starting a family, then such testing is suggested to ensure that everything is okay. Keep in mind that it does take some time to conceive especially if you have been on contraceptives for a long time.

However, there are many cases where couples are unable to start a family due to a number of factors. If no conception has occurred after a year of trying to fall pregnant, then you may want to see a fertility doctor. Both of you should go along for the first consultation. The fertility doctor will be keen to run a number of tests on both of you in order to determine where the fertility issue lies.

Once the fertility doctor has a diagnosis of infertility, a path to a solution can be planned. The options will be discussed with you and your partner as to how you wish to move forward. Some fertility treatments may take months or years to take effect and give you the desired result. It is essential that you work closely with your fertility doctor and follow the advice given. If you deviate from the plan, it can only delay the results or hinder it entirely. Think about the reason you are going through this and you’ll be motivated to continue.

Whichever way you conceive, in the end it is worth it. Being a parent gives you so much joy, and it is then that you realise that it is a precious gift to be grateful for.

BioART Fertility Centre offers a unique experience in fertility treatment. We have a long history of state of the ART fertility care delivered with a personal touch. Each and every patient is treated as a unique couple with individual problems and needs. We combine a dignified and compassionate approach with state-of-the-art, advanced reproductive technologies.